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Black scuba divers across the world are searching for buried shipwrecks from the transatlantic slave trade, when millions of enslaved Africans were trafficked to the Americas during the 15th to the 19th centuries. A new six-part podcast series, Into the Depths, follows National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts as she sets off on the journey of a lifetime to meet the divers, marine archaeologists, descendants of those brought over on ships, and historians investigating the lost stories of the slave trade. She’s inspired to share their accounts both to expand the historical record and to honor the estimated 1.8 million unsung souls who perished during the Middle Passage. Along the way, Tara meets up with her family and friends, spiritual advisers, and even a poet to help tell those ancestral stories, and delves into her own roots—challenging her assumptions about home and belonging.

Into the Depths National Geographic

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    • 4.6 • 78 Ratings

Black scuba divers across the world are searching for buried shipwrecks from the transatlantic slave trade, when millions of enslaved Africans were trafficked to the Americas during the 15th to the 19th centuries. A new six-part podcast series, Into the Depths, follows National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts as she sets off on the journey of a lifetime to meet the divers, marine archaeologists, descendants of those brought over on ships, and historians investigating the lost stories of the slave trade. She’s inspired to share their accounts both to expand the historical record and to honor the estimated 1.8 million unsung souls who perished during the Middle Passage. Along the way, Tara meets up with her family and friends, spiritual advisers, and even a poet to help tell those ancestral stories, and delves into her own roots—challenging her assumptions about home and belonging.

    Introducing: Into the Depths

    Introducing: Into the Depths

    Black scuba divers across the world are searching for buried shipwrecks from the transatlantic slave trade, when millions of enslaved Africans were trafficked to the Americas during the 15th to the 19th centuries. A new six-part podcast series, Into the Depths, follows National Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts as she sets off on the journey of a lifetime to meet the divers, marine archaeologists, descendants of those brought over on ships, and historians investigating the lost stories of the slave trade. She’s inspired to share their accounts both to expand the historical record and to honor the estimated 1.8 million unsung souls who perished during the Middle Passage. Along the way, Tara meets up with her family and friends, spiritual advisers, and even a poet to help tell those ancestral stories, and delves into her own roots—challenging her assumptions about home and belonging.
    Into the Depths begins January 27, 2022.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Anna MoB4 ,

Oook

So excited to hear about sharks 🦈

ABearsBiz ,

Diving Into the Deep

I’m SO excited to tune in to this podcast with Tara Roberts that provides evidence of the deep history of American and world history. Congratulations to National Geographic for supporting these important expeditions. For so many Africans who were lost during the transatlantic slave trade, this honors their sacrifice and humanity. I can’t wait to be uplifted and informed.

Navy Master Diver ,

Black Scuba Divers You make me Proud

I am so awaiting this podcast but 1st let me respond to the haters out there. As a Retired African American U S Navy Master Diver who serve 30 years on Active Duty as a Experimental Research Diving Test Subject. A Saturation Master Diver with my deepest recorded depth was 1000 few in Support of the United States Navy Mission it saddened me as an American who can be upset because the story line mentions Blacks. Upon my retirement let me remind this CRT Offended listener that this is significant because the Navy has less than . 0001% Master Divers on active duty today I was the last 1 of 5 who have achieved this significant milestone of n U S History. So let us rejoice at my civilian counterparts of the U S diving community and their contributions to Critical Educational contributions to history.
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Master Saturation Diver
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J Lemount King

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